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Teen shot in foot as bullets fly Friday in Southside neighborhood
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A flurry of shots rang out in the neighborhood around Park and Oregon streets at about 9:30 Friday night.

Manteca Police Sergeant Chris Mraz said a 19-year-old Manteca man was hit in the foot in what he described as a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers and medics arrived to find the victim lying on the sidewalk on the south side of Oregon Street some 25 feet east of Park Street suffering from a single wound that reportedly passed through his foot.

Mraz said some seven to eight shots were fired by two youths on foot in what was suspected to be a gang-related confrontation.  He said that the shooters fled running down Park Street, according to witnesses’ accounts.  

Officers recovered spent shells on the ground and in the street near where the 19-year-old victim was hit.  As soon as police arrived they set up a perimeter around the neighborhood in an effort to contain the responsibles; however it appeared to be ineffective in locating the duo. They apparently were gone before police arrived.

Police did not disclose the caliber of the rounds that were fired off or the type of weapon used.  The intersection is just across the street of what was once the troubled Southside Park just south of downtown.  Two ambulances and a fire unit responded to the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital.